Neighborhood Grant Program

Grants to Surprise, Arizona Neighborhoods for
Community Improvements and Engagement

GrantWatch ID#: 175866
Agency Type:


City of Surprise


11/10/17 5:00 PM Receipt

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Grants to Surprise, Arizona neighborhoods for activities that will engage residents and promote community spirit. This program supports the involvement of resident groups and other organizations in neighborhood-initiated community building, planning, or improvement projects.

To receive support projects must:
-Provide a public benefit;
-Result in a product, which benefits a neighborhood or the larger Surprise community;
-Involve the benefiting neighborhood in project identification, planning, and execution;
-Emphasize neighborhood self-help; or
-Be educational, community-building, or a public physical improvement.

Ideas by Project Category:

1. Neighborhood Physical Improvements
Materials and services to be used toward improvements such as playgrounds, common areas, park amenities, community gardens, neighborhood markers, identity signs, trash cans, benches, etc.

2. Neighborhood Organizing / Organizational Development
Activities, services, and materials that generate new neighborhood connections and activities, grow an organization or educate neighborhood leadership and promote involvement.

3. Neighborhood Preservation
Materials, programs or services that sustain or improve the health, public safety, and welfare of the neighborhood such as crime watch, traffic management, or home weatherization programs; or contribute positively to the neighborhood’s aesthetic quality such as community property maintenance programs or beautification programs.

4. Neighborhood Cultural, Social, and Recreational Initiatives
Materials, programs or services that promote diversity, family literacy, neighborhood access to technology, after school enrichment programs, youth athletic leagues, career preparation, services for the needy, disabled, or elderly and cultural activities such as music, dance, or art programs.


Projects must be feasible for completion by Friday, June 8, 2018.

Grants are made to neighborhoods in the City of Surprise.

Projects not eligible for funding:
-Duplication of an existing private or public program or service;
-Ongoing services or requests that support service organizations’ operating budgets;
-Projects that conflict with existing city policy;
-Projects that conflict with your respective HOA policies;
-Projects exceeding the duration of one year; or
-Maintenance of projects built with previous Neighborhood Matching Funds.

The information session is scheduled for September 21, 2017, 4:00 PM at Surprise City Hall, 16000 N Civic Center Plaza, Council Overflow Room.

Complete and submit an application by Friday, November 10, 2017 by 5:00 PM. All proposals received after this deadline will not be considered.

This application must be signed by a minimum of five neighbors within your residential area supporting the idea and the project applicant.

Applicants must present the proposal at the Community Outreach, Partnerships & Grants Sub-Committee Meeting Tuesday, November 14, 2017 for sponsorship.

Important Dates to Remember:

-Information Session: September 21, 2017, 4:00 PM
-Grant Applications Due: November 10, 2017, 5:00 PM
-Proposal Presentations to Sub-Committee: November 14, 2017, 4:00 PM
-City Council Meeting (Funding Decision): December 5, 2017, 6:00 PM
-Project Status Report Due: February 16, 2018, 5:00 PM
-Project Status Report Due April 13, 2018, 5:00 PM
-Project Completion Deadline: June 8, 2018
-Final Report & Presentation: June 13, 2018*, 4:00 PM

*Subject to change

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Jodi Tas, Assistant to the Council II

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